The Pastor’s Garage October 26th, 2017

Good morning everyone. A light skiff of snow and just like that winter sneaks in on us. It’s actually kind of hard to believe that it is here already. I guess my plans for sun tanning tomorrow afternoon are probably not gonna happen.

This Sunday we are going to do something a little out of the ordinary in our service. We are calling it a Prayer Summit. Our time of worship will be normal, but after the kids head downstairs I will share for a few minutes from Nehemiah 1 and then we will go into a time of prayer. We will have a moment of personal prayer and contemplation and then we will have a time of "small group" prayer. I will provide some guidance for this in the service and there will be a leader in each group. Not everyone will have to prayer- if all you want to do is listen and agree that is 100% alright. I think it will be a safe and comfortable moment even for someone who is new to God and to the church. Finally, we will have a time of corporate prayer. I have already asked several people who will lead our church in corporate prayers for various areas of our church and our community. The whole thing will be a little bit out of the ordinary to a regular service but it will be a good thing. I believe we need to become a little unsettled in order to move into a life of prayer as a church. If you have the time to read Nehemiah chapter 1, think about the idea of being unsettled.

As always I would ask you to pray for me as I lead this service and pray for the worship team as well. Lisa Osiowy will be leading.

I would also ask that you pray for Pastor Lindsay and Stacey. Stacey is currently experiencing some health complications with what the doctor’s think is her gall bladder. Please pray for her and for Pastor Lindsay.

Thanks to everyone who sent me a card and who said congratulations regarding the ordination service. You are a great church to lead and I am so proud of what is happening here. We are growing and we are seeing new life come into the church. Would you please be intentional about welcoming newcomers and with building relationships with those who have recently made our church home. And for those who are relatively new, we welcome you and are so excited you are here!

God bless,

Pastor Dave